Third Person

Three stories intertwined. Not incredible though because each of us has a story, right? A very picturesque film. It was as if the film was shot somehow through a focused CCTV where every other extraneous person or thing captured in it was erased retaining only those that pertain to the three stories.

Of the three, obviously the lead story is that of Michael’s and Anna’s.

I stumbled on this because of James Franco, who plays rather a supporting role here. He’s really got it. But the stunning one is that of Liam’s and Olivia Wilde’s. I never noticed Olivia this much even if I was watching House intermittently. I did in Vinyl though. Now here. In the same manner, I didn’t notice James Franco before until I watched 11-22-63.

Here’s the plot by Wiki:”The film tells three inter-connected love stories that take place in Paris, New York and Rome.

Paris: Michael (Liam Neeson), a writer who recently left his wife Elaine, receives a visit from his lover Anna (Olivia Wilde). The story explores their very complicated on/off relationship due to her inability to commit because of a terrible secret.[5]

New York: Julia (Mila Kunis), an ex-soap opera actress turned hotel maid is accused of harming her young son, a charge which she firmly denies. As a result of these charges, he is now in the custody of her ex-husband Rick (James Franco) who is trying everything in his power to take the boy away from her. Meanwhile, she is trying at all costs to regain custody of her son.

Rome: Scott (Adrien Brody), an American business man on a trip to Italy, falls in love with a Romanian gypsy (Roma) woman, Monika (Moran Atias). Scott is inevitably drawn into a plot where he tries to free Monika’s daughter who has been kidnapped by a Spanish gangster and is being held for ransom. Emotions run high as the viewer and Scott question whether this is a set up or not.

It’s not a waste of time.


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